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From Christopher <ctubb...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Fluo Parent POM 1-incubating (rc2)
Date Mon, 01 Aug 2016 22:18:58 GMT
On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 5:32 PM Craig Russell <craig.russell@oracle.com>
wrote:

>
> Apache will not allow an independent organization to use an Apache brand
> name outside the brand guidelines.
>
>
I think the relevant portion is in
http://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/#domains:
"You may not use ASF trademarks such as "Apache" or "ApacheFoo" or "Foo" in
your own domain names if that use would be likely to confuse a relevant
consumer about the source of software or services provided through your
website..."

The policy doesn't completely prevent the use of "Foo" in the domain name,
but only if it "...would be likely to confuse...". I would think that could
be addressed by clearly documenting on fluo.io that "Fluo.io" is not
affiliated with "Apache Fluo", and that Fluo is a trademark of the Apache
Software Foundation, while "Fluo.io" is a website which provides
Fluo-related community tools not officially endorsed by the ASF.

We have considered the possibility of donating fluo.io to the ASF... but
because the site is also linked to non-ASF projects on GitHub, some of
which do not meet ASF policies (zetten depends on Ansible, which is GPLv3),
and we do not wish to abandon those projects, or relocate them, because
they have already been established at their current location.

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